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blowmax10 06-14-2009 01:54 AM

Don't fear the foam?
 
Thanks to the BN and Homebrewtalk.com I'm back to using Star San, but there's got to be a limit on the foam right?

Sorry but I still need my hand held on this one

I understand that it is a sanitizer only when it is below a certain PH (3.2?) but is this ok to rack onto?

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9606/img1370v.jpg

Revvy 06-14-2009 02:00 AM

Yum....yeastfood!!!!!!!!

THat's what all that foam becomes...If I'm not worried you shouldn't be. :D

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/foam1.jpg

That's what usually happens when you rack onto the foam....most of it is voided out, the rest becomes food for the yeastie beasties...

If you are worried you will find links to the podcast from charles talley the inventor of starsan here...http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/sani...tizer+question

Plus info on getting the best out of whatever sanitizer you use...

blowmax10 06-14-2009 02:05 AM

Thanks, I just needed to hear it from you. :)

marubozo 06-14-2009 03:40 AM

The foam. Do not fear it.

enderwig 06-14-2009 03:49 AM

My foam snake is bigger than yours :cross:

Sorry, couldn't help it :D

Revvy 06-14-2009 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enderwig (Post 1379752)
My foam snake is bigger than yours :cross:

Sorry, couldn't help it :D

If you didn't post a pic, it didn't happen:D

Hey that's an idea for a thread...post your starsan foam sculptures....

blowmax10 06-14-2009 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 1379996)
If you didn't post a pic, it didn't happen:D

Hey that's an idea for a thread...post your starsan foam sculptures....

I like it - good idea

alexavery 06-14-2009 06:29 PM

If I have a lot of foam like that, I just turn the carboy over and shake most of it out before I rack on top of it. No worries...

BlackDogBrewing 06-14-2009 07:58 PM

As odd as it seems, don't fear the foam. You'll get that cool foam snake as you rack onto the foam, and the rest just becomes yeast food.

blowmax10 06-14-2009 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackDogBrewing (Post 1380419)
As odd as it seems, don't fear the foam. You'll get that cool foam snake as you rack onto the foam, and the rest just becomes yeast food.

when I rack from my brew kettle to my carboy, I'm using an aeration attachment on the end of the tube

As a result, all that foam ends up in the brew


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